Web site shows photo of new Superman auditioning for 007

The Book Bond Web site, which normally deals with the literary 007, has dug up a photo of Henry Cavill, recently named as the new screen Superman, auditioning for the role of James Bond in 2005. You can view that photo by BY CLICKING HERE.

Cavill was 22 at the time of the audition to play Bond in Casino Royale. The role was won, of course, by Daniel Craig. Craig is 15 years older than Cavill, who will play Superman/Clark Kent in the Zack Snyder-directed Man of Steel. That film is due out in 2012, the same year as the as-yet-untitled Bond 23, Craig’s third 007 outing.

One-time 007 contender Cavill cast as Superman, Deadline says

Henry Cavill, one of the contenders for the role of James Bond in 2006’s Casino Royale, has been cast as Superman, in a new Warner Bros. movie to be produced by Christopher Nolan, the Deadline entertainment news Web site is reporting.

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In fact, Cavill also auditioned for the Batman role but lost out to (Christian) Bale in 2005. He also was a contender for James Bond but was deemed too young and lost out to Daniel Craig. Clearly, Cavill is a franchise waiting to happen.

Cavill, born in May 1983, was 22 when Casino Royale started production and 23 when it premiered in 2006. Eon Productions bossfolks Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, went with Craig, who’s 15 years older than Cavill, in the series reboot, which depicted Bond at the start of his 007 career.